Gianna Locascio, Psy. D., ABPP-CN

Kennedy Krieger Institute
1750 E. Fairmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: (443) 923-4445
Email: locascio@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Locascio is a staff neuropsychologist in the Department of Neuropsychology and Fairmount Rehabilitation Programs. Dr. Locascio provides clinical neuropsychological assessment, consultation, and intervention services to children, adolescents, and young adults throughout the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Rehabilitation Continuum of Care, including the Specialized Transition Program.

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Locascio received her doctoral degree in school psychology from Rutgers University in 2007, and completed her pre-doctoral internship training in child clinical and pediatric psychology at the Mailman Center for Child Development/University of Miami School of Medicine. After receiving her doctorate, Dr. Locascio completed a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Locascio joined the Kennedy Krieger Institute staff in 2010. She is a licensed psychologist in Maryland, and is board certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). She provides training and supervision to pre-doctoral externs and post-doctoral fellows.

Research Summary:

Dr. Locascio’s primary research interests focus on the cognitive sequelae and evidence-based treat­ment options for children and adolescents recovering from a wide range of acquired brain injuries, includ­ing concussions, moderate to severe TBI, cerebrovascular accidents, and brain tumors. She also evaluates children with other congenital, acquired, and neu­rodevelopmental disorders, including cerebral palsy, epilepsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries, chronic pain, and ADHD.

Publications:

Slomine, B., Locascio, G., & Kramer, M. (2012). Empirical status regarding the remediation of executive skills. In S. Hunter & E. Sparrow (Eds.), Executive Function and Dysfunction: Identification, Assessment and Treatment. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.

Locascio, G., Mahone, E. M., Eason, S. E., & Cutting, L.E. (2010). Executive dysfunction among children with reading comprehension deficits. Journal of Learning Disabilities; 43,  441-454.

Slomine, B. & Locascio, G. (2009). Cognitive rehabilitation for children with acquired brain injury. Developmental Disabilities Research Review, 15, 133-43.